Spring Clean Williston Event Scheduled For April 27

Williston – The City of Williston's annual spring Clean Williston event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, Clean Williston will be held on Saturday, May 4. This change will be announced on City of Williston social media and http://www.cityofwilliston.com.

This annual event invites the public to volunteer to help beautify the city bysigning up for a zone within Williston to clean.

"To make Clean Williston a success, it takes all of us living in the community to lend a hand and make a difference." said Marc Mohr, City of Williston Streets and Refuse superintendent.

Each year, businesses, organizations and groups of residents have generously donated their time to the Clean Williston effort. Clean Williston is held biannually in the spring and fall and continues a more than 20-year tradition.

"The Spring Clean Williston event is one of two opportunities for citizens to show that you've got pride in the community," commented Williston Mayor Howard Klug. "But it's important to remember that Clean Williston is not just two days a year, it's an ongoing effort to show that we're proud of our city and we want to keep it looking its best. I encourage not just the people of Williston to get out and help clean Williston, but the business owners as well."

Individuals and groups interested in participating in this year's spring Clean Williston event can register online for one of 40 zones. Register online at http://bit.ly/CleanWilliston. Those unable to attend on April 27 are still encouraged to clean a zone during the week prior to the event. Contact Public Works to pick up safety materials and arrange garbage pickup.

Volunteers are asked to meet at 8 a.m. at Williston Public Works, 1121 5th St. E., in the north lot on the day of the event. Individuals who do not register for a zone in advance are welcome and will be assigned to a zone! Volunteers will receive a free Clean Williston t-shirt (limited quantities and sizing available) a light breakfast and ice cream afterwards courtesy of CHI St. Alexius and Suzie Qs Ice Cream Truck. Public Works will provide safety vests, gloves, and garbage bags.

Full garbage bags can be left on the side of the road in each zone for pickup or individuals can bring their bags to Public Works for disposal. Participants are also asked to return their safety vests, gloves, and any unused garbage bags either to Public Works, or to leave these items with their full garbage bags.

In addition to collected trash, the following will also be accepted at Public Works:

Wood – Two containers (trees and construction material) will be available. This service is free.

Metal – One container provided by Pacific Steel and Recycling will be available. This service is free. Items that cannot be loaded by hand will be redirected to either recycling facility.

Tires – Individuals are limited to four tires per person. Chamley Pipe and Salvage will shred for free.

The City of Williston Recycle Center trailer will also be onsite and will accept the following free of charge:

Cardboard – Please break down boxes.

Tin and aluminum cans – Loose cans are preferred vs bagged.

White paper – Loose is preferred vs bagged. This paper will NOT be shredded.


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